Easter is always an exciting time and spending time with family makes the holidays even more meaningful, so we’ve compiled a list of things to do so you can focus on creating memories. By Thobeka Phanyeko
From Easter egg hunting, to enjoying a family Easter lunch, there’s lots do this Easter weekend.
Free Easter fun at The Kids Shack
When: 20 22 April
Where: Blue Route Ball, Cape Town
What’s happening: Little ones can enjoy an hour of play at this awesome indoor play venue. If your tot is amongst the first 70 children, she’ll have the opportunity to take part in the free Easter craft activity. The Easter Bunny will be making an appearance on the 22nd so don’t miss the opportunity to meet him, he might just have a special treat for your little one. For more information click here.
Easter Sunday Buffet Lunch
When: 21 April, 1pm – 3:30pm
Where: Cape Town Marriott Hotel Crystal Towers
What’s happening: Make the most of the Easter holidays and spend the afternoon with family over a scrumptious buffet lunch. You deserve a break too mommy! For bookings, call 021 525 3888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Easter High Tea
When: 22 April
Where: Piccolo Mondo at the Michelangelo, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton
What’s happening: You’re in for a treat on Easter Monday at this event that’s all about indulging your sweet tooth. You’ll spend the afternoon tucking into delicious treats in the company of other families and like-minded people. Booking is essential, call 011 282 7463 or email email@example.com.
Easter egg hunt and day/night market
When: 20 April
Where: Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden, Roodepoort
What’s happening: Head to this picturesque venue for a different kind of family outing, and soak up the best of nature while you browse the different stalls at the market. Your kids can look forward to an exciting line-up, including arts and crafts as well as an Easter egg hunt. They’ll enjoy the thrill of following different clues to find the hidden treasure. Food and drinks will also be for sale. For more information, visit the Easter Egg Hunt and Day/ Night Market Facebook page.
Easter Sunday with Durban Country Club
When: 21 April
Where: Durban Country Club
What’s happening: Spend the afternoon at this beautiful venue and tuck into a scrumptious Sunday buffet lunch. The menu includes delectable treats and kids of all ages can look forward to an action-packed day with loads of entertainment on offer. Little ones will particularly love the Easter egg hunt. For bookings, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 031 313 1777.
When: 18 and 21 April
Where: Golden Hours Family Market, Durban
What’s happening: Young and old are invited to partake in the moonlit Easter egg hunt with lots of treats on offer. This is a first of its kind and the Easter Bunny will be making a special appearance on Sunday, so don’t miss out! For more information, visit the Easter Eggstravaganza Facebook page.
Thobeka Phanyeko is mom to Oratile, 4. She is a journalist with a BA in Media studies from the University of Cape Town and has extensive experience as a journalist and content producer which she gained from Reuters, eNCA and Caxton Magazines. She is also a life coach and NLP Practitioner and is passionate about motherhood and women empowerment.